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Shawn Williamson sculpture

Shawn Williamson's bust of Piloto Luis Pardo in Portland limestone.

23 November 2021 | Stone Projects
A bust of Piloto Luis Pardo in Portland limestone was unveiled by The Chilean Ambassador to the UK, David Gallagher, at the United Nations International Maritime Organisation building on the Albert...
Vita Student accommodation in Leeds

The new Vita Student accommodation in Leeds with its Shackerley SureClad natural limestone cladding.

12 November 2021 | Stone Projects
Shackerley SureClad provides the peace of mind that comes from cladding in natural and engineered stone. Vita Student accommodation in Leeds with natural limestone With two universities,...
DSWA Pinnacle Certificate winner

The garden that has won a Dry Stone Walling Association Certificate of Merit for its dry stone walling.

10 December 2020 | Stone Projects | 1 Comment
Work to transform a steep, unloved back garden into a tranquil yet functional space has been rewarded with a Certificate of Merit under the Pinnacle Award Scheme run by the Dry Stone Walling...
Altar at St Giles Cathedral

Four tons of hand-finished Calacatta Carrara marble ‘floats’ above a plinth of Nero Marquinha, which, in turn, sits on more Carrara marble.

1 October 2020 | Stone Projects
On 16 September a book by Aidan Walker about the work of renowned furniture designer Luke Hughes was launched at the prestigious Messums Wiltshire gallery and arts centre in Tisbury. Here Luke talks...
Peterloo Memorial

The Peterloo Memorial in Manchester built by local stonemasonry company Mather & Ellis using British stone.

26 May 2020 | Stone Projects
Manchester commemorated the 200th anniversary of an infamous day in its history known as the Peterloo Massacre with a £1million memorial in British stone, built by Manchester stone company...
Fotheringhay Church

The Church where Richard III was baptised. Heritage Masonry Contracts has helped preserve Its distinguished history.

27 April 2020 | Stone Projects
The Church of St Mary the Virgin & All Saints at Fotheringhay has a distinguished history that Lincolnshire stone specialist Heritage Masonry Contracts has helped to preserve.Fotheringhay in...
Save money with stone

Read a case study that demonstrates building with stone not only cuts the carbon impact of a building, it costs less than using steel or concrete.

4 April 2020 | Stone Projects
Building a skyscraper with stone rather than steel or concrete not only reduces the encapsulated carbon content of the building, it costs less. That was one of the themes of a much acclaimed...
Victor Daly with sculpture of seal and pup

Victor Daly with his latest Irish Blue Limestone sculpture of a seal and its pup on the coast in Bantry, West Cork.

17 March 2020 | Stone Projects | 2 Comments
The pictures here show Irish sculptor Victor Daly with his latest work of a seal and its pup carved from Irish Blue Limestone and installed on the seafront in Bantry, West Cork.Victor lives in rural...

A new Portland Stone family home and office in Chelsea, London.

5 March 2020 | Stone Projects
Client: PrivateArchitect/Designer: Boundary SpaceContractor: Icon 1992Stone Installer: Unique SurfacesPortland Stone: Jordans Whitbed, Grove WhitbedThis prestigious mixed use new build property in...
Blue Lennon at Hard Rock

Blue Lennon seemed an appropriate choice of granite for the Hard Rock Café.

4 March 2020 | Stone Projects
Client: GLH HotelsDesigner: Scott Brown RiggStone Contractor: stoneCIRCLEAnother of stoneCIRCLE’s projects involved the fabrication and installation of the stone for the Hard Rock Café in the...
3 December 2019 | Stone Projects
With your support, CRASH can help deliver vital building projects for charities like Richard House Children’s Hospice, which offers specialist care to terminally ill babies and children.CRASH...
Big Issue vendor

David Willett's Big Issue vendor in magnesian limestone will be making its way on to York Minster - without the sunglasses and headphones.

1 November 2019 | Stone Projects
The Big Issue magazine and a depiction of one of the homeless people it helps support is making its way on to York Minster.The new Big Issue grotesque has been carved by Minster stonemason Dave...

The interior of Williamstrip Chapel won a Craftsmanship Award in the Natural Stone Awards last year.

5 October 2019 | Stone Projects
The work of architect Craig Hamilton at Williamstrip Chapel on a private estate in Gloucestershire has been widely acclaimed. The interior stonework received recognition in Stone Federation’s...
The Diver

This larger version of 'The Diver' produced by stoneCIRCLE for sculptor Samantha Thornton is now in a chateau in France. It is Portland limestone on a plinth of Irish Blue limestone.

26 July 2019 | Stone Projects
Sculptor Samantha Thornton was commissioned to convert one of her existing stone sculptures, 'The Diver', originally in Ancaster Weatherbed, into a larger version for a French chateau. The...
Serpentine Pavilion

This year's Serpentine Pavilion with its 61tonnes of loose-laid Honister Slate.

Photo: Paul Slade 

25 July 2019 | Stone Projects
Honister Slate Mine in The Lake District has supplied 61 tonnes of Westmorland green riven by-product for this year’s  temporary pavilion on the Serpentine Gallery’s lawn in...